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Ashbrooke

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OS grid reference  NZ393557
Region  North East
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Metropolitan county  Tyne and Wear
Metropolitan borough  City of Sunderland
Country  England
Post town  SUNDERLAND
Dialling code  0191
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Restaurants  Subway, A Italian Restaurant, Ivy House, The Vintage Cafe

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Ashbrooke is a residential area of Sunderland, North East England directly south and south-west of the city centre.

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Map of Ashbrooke, Sunderland, UK

Ashbrooke developed through the Victorian era as Sunderland's first suburb. Originally occupied by large middle-class families, including much of Wearside's Jewish population, a fair number of the larger residences have been reorganised into dwellings of multiple occupancy, home to the local University of Sunderland's students and young professionals.

The large, well-built houses, the wide, tree-lined avenues, and the often colourful street names ('The Esplanade', 'The Oaks', 'The Elms', 'West Lawn', 'Holmlands Park') signify the area's affluence.

The area lies within walking distance of Park Lane and University stations on the Tyne and Wear Metro system.

Local punk band The Toy Dolls wrote a song about Ashbrooke Launderette on their 1987 album Bare Faced Cheek. Various members of the band still either live or work in Ashbrooke.

Ashbrooke is part of St. Michael's ward and is represented by three Conservative councillors.

Sport

Ashbrooke Sports Ground, opened May 30, 1887 for cricket and rugby, is home to many amateur sports associations such as bowls, cricket, tennis, hockey, squash and rugby union. A Tennis tournament before Wimbledon was used as a warm up for players such as Jimmy Connors and Martina Navratilova.

References

Ashbrooke Wikipedia


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